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SXSW 2019

Public-Private Collabs: A Love-Hate Relationship

There has been a notorious Love/Hate relationship between the public and private sector, but it is necessary to address this friction. It becomes clear that in order to respond to pressing societal needs - such as climate change, neighborhood safety and job security - a partnership between the government, enterprises and startups is necessary to prototype ideas quicker and bring innovative solutions to the masses that make a lasting change.
On this panel, we will discuss a great example of such a collaboration - the NYCx challenges initiated by the City of New York. These seek to engage technology companies to partner with the city to deliver new technologies that address pressing issues while increasing jobs and supporting a growing clean-tech economy.

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  1. Awareness that public/private partnership is not only beneficial for all stakeholders involved, especially the end-user, but also very much possible.
  2. Examples of effective and ineffective public/private partnerships, such as the NYCx challenge to spur the adoption of Electric Vehicles.
  3. How to initiate and lead successful public/private partnership projects.



Marit Ouwerkerk, Digital Strategist & Product Lead, Chinatown Bureau

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Level: Intermediate
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